HUTCHINSON — Vernus Kokesch age 92, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington, Minnesota.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 10:30 A.M., at Dobratz – Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson Minnesota, with interment at St. George Catholic Cemetery in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota.
Pastor: Father Tony Stubeda. Organist: Bobbie Ludwig. Congregational Hymns: “How Great Thou Art,” “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” “Amazing Grace.” Honorary Casket Bearers: Michael Kokesch, Greg Kokesch. Casket Bearers: Chris Kokesch, Chad Kokesch, Jess Kokesch, Shane Sprenger, Misty Uecker, Tara Kokesch.
Vernus John Kokesch was born on February 25, 1926, in St. George, West Newton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. He was the son of Adolph and Myra (Grosam) Kokesch. Vernus was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both at St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota.
In 1952 Vernus was united in marriage to Eileen Doering. This marriage was blessed with five children, Twins, Marjorie and Michael, Greg, Randy and Nancy. Vernus grew up in Gibbon on the family farm, and then moved to Stewart following his marriage to Eileen, before settling in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Vernus was a lifelong farmer working alongside his dad and his three sons.
He enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors and traveling. He enjoyed his yearly trips to Texas and his daily trips with his special companion, MaryAnn. Together they enjoyed driving to Stewart where the family farm was and also driving around looking at the fields. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends.
Vernus passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington, Minnesota, at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 1 day.
Blessed be his memory.
Vernus is survived by his:
Special Companion, MaryAnn Fisher; Children, Marg Brugman and her husband, Wendell, of Hutchinson, MN, Randy Kokesch and his wife, Sandy, of Winthrop, MN, Nancy Kokesch of New Ulm, MN; Grandchildren, Chris Kokesch, Chad Kokesch, Jess Kokesch, Jodi Sprenger, Stacy Sprenger, Shane Sprenger, Tiffany Sprenger, Misty Uecker, Jill Prevost, Jamie Klauer, Nicki Gibbons, Tara Kokesch, Kennedi Kokesch, and Tatiana Kokesch; 19 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter; Siblings, John Kokesch and his wife, Delores, of Franklin, MN, Dave Kokesch and his wife, Delores, of Gibbon, MN, Barb Windschitl of Sleepy Eye, MN, Brother-In-Law, Roman Hurias of Fairfax, MN; Sister-In-Law, Jean (George) Kokesch of New Ulm, MN; Nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Vernus is preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Myra Kokesch; Sons, Michael Kokesch and Greg Kokesch; Siblings, Willard (Jean) Kokesch, George Kokesch, Mary Lou Hurias, Son-In-Law, Al Garding; Brother-In-Law, Ervin Windschitl.
The family invites everyone to the luncheon at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel immediately following the service.
Arrangements by the Dobratz- Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.